Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality & Safety, Graduate Medical Education
Director of Quality & Safety Education, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM, is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and has been a faculty member and academic hospitalist at Penn for the last 14 years. She is the Director of Quality and Safety Education at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety in Graduate Medical Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is also the Director of Training Programs in Penn’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, which is a two-year research degree granting fellowship for post-graduate fellows or junior faculty. She previously served as the Patient Safety Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years, and it was during this time that her interest and work in medical education in healthcare quality and safety began. In 2012, she led the development of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Quality and Safety Educators Academy — the first national faculty development program designed to provide faculty with educational and professional development strategies to help fill the current unmet need for quality and safety educators in our nations’ medical schools and teaching hospitals. Dr. Myers received her MD from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a recipient of SHM’s Clinical Excellence award in 2010 and was named a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar in 2011 for her innovations in medical education.